Egay-hit communities receive over P30 million worth of aid from EU
MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) has donated over P30 million (€500.000) funding for the humanitarian needs of communities affected by Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) and to support the relief efforts of the country.
In a statement on Saturday, the EU said the fund aims to provide “life-saving assistance, including emergency shelter and shelter repair, clean water, and sanitation, to those most affected by the disaster” in Regions 1 (Cagayan Valley), 2 (Ilocos Region), and Cordillera Administrative Region.
“The EU expresses its swift and unwavering support to the Filipino people during the aftermath of typhoon Doksuri, which resulted in extensive devastation and tragic loss of lives in the Philippines,” said EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič.
“Without delay, we have initiated emergency relief efforts in close collaboration with our humanitarian partners to aid those affected during this challenging period. These efforts will complement and be done in coordination with ongoing national and local relief efforts,” he added.
According to the EU, its humanitarian partners are already in areas affected, assessing the needs of locals.
As of July 30, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that Over 608,979 individuals nationwide were affected by the effects of southwest monsoon or “habagat” and Egay.